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Report | The Impact of Scotland's 'All In For Change' Programme

Report | The Impact of Scotland's 'All In For Change' Programme

Report | The Impact of Scotland's 'All In For Change' Programme

Monday, October 30, 2023

All in for Change
is an inclusive programme using a collaborative effort to end homelessness in Scotland.  All in for Change was launched in December 2019 to help close the gap between good policy and action on the ground. The aim was to help further Scotland’s new policy objectives around homelessness as set out in the joint Scottish Government/COSLA Ending Homelessness Together plan.

The programme is led by a Change Team, made up of people from across Scotland, committed to ending homelessness. ‘Change Leads’ include people with lived experience of homelessness, frontline workers, and others working to address and end homelessness. An evaluation was carried out in earlier this year to see what impact being part of the Change Team has had on all the partners involved in the process.

The information was gathered by a survey, Measuring What Matters, and a series of interviews with Change leads and others who had engaged with the Change Team.

The analysis of the survey and the one-to-one interviews conducted in support of it clearly show that the Change Team has successfully enabled the contribution of people with lived experience and front-line workers to improving homeless policies and services.

The evaluation delivered the following recommendations:

At national level

  • All In for Change should continue to strive for genuine co-production in service and policy design within the Scottish Government’s homelessness team.
  • Other parts of Scottish Government should be encouraged to review the All In For Change model and its accomplishments in the first 3 years and consider what parts can be applied in their own context working toward more participatory approaches at the core of how government operates.
  • Broadening the scope of the Ending Homelessness Together Plan to include the overarching drivers of homelessness – poverty and inequality – would play an important role in influencing a shift towards genuinely preventative policy and spend.

At local level

  • Local platforms should be explored by local authorities and health and social care partnerships.
  • Wider public sector organisations working in and around homelessness should engage with the Change Team if they have not already done so.

At programme level

  • All In for Change should continue to strive for genuine co-production in service and policy design and in relation to how the Change Team operates internally.
  • All In for Change should carry out a recruitment drive to strengthen the representativeness of the Change Team in terms of geography, groups with protected characteristics and people with recent, or current, lived experience.

To find out more about what we've learned, browse the full report:

Consider the Key Findings HERE

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